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November 19, 2018

Self-Driving Cars Rushed to Market at the Expense of Human Safety

The race to bring self-driving cars to market has turned roadways into testing labs and humans into guinea pigs—and the consequences have been deadly.

Mark Emison
Scales of Justice
October 5, 2018

Exoneration Project Earns Key Victory in Kentucky Wrongful Conviction Case

The University of Chicago’s Exoneration Project continues to gain success in the realm of representing those least able to defend themselves.

Mark Emison
Scales of Justice
June 20, 2018

New Program Connects MO Trial Attorneys to Legislators

The Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA) has developed a way for trial attorneys from the state to be connected with legislators, to be more involved in matters pertaining to access to the civil justice system for the state’s citizenry.

Mark Emison
March 27, 2018

Corporate Donations Linked to MO Legislation That Would Protect Big Business

Missouri senators are rushing to pass numerous bills under the guise of “tort reform” that protect corporations from being sued by citizens who are injured or killed by their defective products.

Mark Emison
March 6, 2018

Why Lax Medical Device Regulations Threaten Public Health

After an exhaustive study of the safety and efficacy of artificial hip implants, The New York Times has published an article that examines the risks of metal hips and other medical devices that go untested and largely unregulated.

Mark Emison
February 5, 2018

Unknown Danger: Why Reclined Car Seats can be Deceptively Unsafe

Many readers don’t know this, but it’s possible that tilting your vehicle’s seat back to rest or take a nap can dramatically increase the risk of serious injury or death.  Even though this issue is just as important as that of defective tires, most consumers and passengers don’t understand these risks, auto makers (like Ford, GM, Chrysler and Toyota) have known of this danger for more than 40 years.

Mark Emison
January 19, 2018

Safety Alert: My First Doll Recall and its Dangers to Children

Defective products are not limited to vehicles, drugs, medical devices and other products that harm adults. In the latest consumer product to hit news for being […]

Mark Emison
December 28, 2017

Three Surprising Stats on the Dangers of Railroad Crossings

Though we are taught at an early age to look both ways before crossing the street, many adult motorists take for granted that a train […]

Mark Emison
September 6, 2017

Traumatic Brain Injuries Commonly Missed in Emergency Rooms

At least 1.7 million people suffer brain injuries each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An overwhelming number of traumatic […]

Mark Emison
May 22, 2017

Concussions Cause Long-Term Impairment, Research Says

A widely cited myth perpetuates that concussions are “mild” traumatic brain injuries. Research has shown the term “mild” is not appropriate because brain injuries are […]

Mark Emison